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Osun poll: Collation of results commences amidst tight security

Collation of results at polling centres have commenced in most polling centres across Osun amidst tight security.

Police and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps personnel  as well as party supporters and agents witnessed the exercise.
Voters were still voting in some  few polling units as at 4 p.m., several others had commenced collating their results.
At Ward 4, Unit 5 and Ward 5 Unit 11 in Jolayemi area of the capital, and Ataoja Palace in Osogbo, voting ended at about 3.12 p.m. and collation of results commenced.  
A voter at Ward 4, in Jolayemi area of Osogbo, Mr Sola Adeoye, expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the election and collation of results.
It was observed that hundreds of party supporters exploded in jubilation at various centres where some results were announced by presiding officers.
The exercise began at Ward 4, Unit 19 and 20, Old governor’s office in Osogbo around 4.30 p.m.  
At CAC Oke-Anu Ward 3, Unit 4 Modakeke-Ife, Mr Dada Ayanwale commended INEC for its improvement, saying the conduct of the election was encouraging because it was free, fair and credible.
The exercise started early in many  polling units  in Ilesa East and Ilesa West.

Counting of votes  started in some of the polling units at about 3 p.m.
At unit 08, Iloro/Iroye, counting of  votes started at about 3pm while counting  at Unit 003, Ogbon Idio, started at about 3:15 p.m.

The counting of votes also commenced at Unit 2, Customary Court at about. 3:33 p.m.

There were also reports that the process of accreditation and voting was peaceful in all the polling units visited.

Mr Demola Adeyeye, an observer from Cleen Foundation,  said the election went well and commended INEC for the peaceful conduct of the election.

Also speaking, Mr Emmanuel Adeniran, an observer from Reclaim Niger,  said the election was  conducted in a  peaceful atmosphere.

A PDP party agent,  Mr Oluwaseun Oni, said he was satisfied  with the conduct of INEC officials, saying the result was credible.

An APC party agent, Mrs Victoria Olaide, said the electoral process was credible, adding that she was satisfied with the outcome.
Across many parts of Ile-Ife, the home town of  PDP  flagbearer, Sen. Iyiola Omisore,  collation of result commenced in many polling units.
At Ward 1 Unit 19  in Moore, Ile-Ife, the Presiding Officer, Aigoro Abimbola, said the conduct was commendable while the collation process was going on smoothly.

A primary school teacher, Mrs Iyabode Oyewole, also commended INEC  for ensuring a credible electoral process.

Oyewole, however,  urged the Federal Government  to  put in place  adequate security measures ahead of other elections in the country.

Also speaking, a pensioner, Mr Faleye Olayinka, described  the election as the best so far in the country, adding that INEC had set a good record  for itself.(NAN)


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